Post doctoral researcher within modelling of kraft delignification

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 04 Jul 2023

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is one of the largest departments at Chalmers. We represent a broad field of fundamental and applied research and education within chemistry and chemical engineering. Our research activities reach from fundamental chemistry, chemistry at the interface of biology and medicine, materials science, renewable energy, to chemical engineering processing, material recycling, nuclear chemistry, as well as theory and modelling. We are committed to teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, as well as postgraduate level.

Academic freedom, interdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship and making societal impact, are key factors in our work. We strive to offer an environment where you can combine world leading research and teaching with a good work-life balance.

Project description
We are looking for a post doctoral researcher with experience of process modelling in chemical engineering who will in close collaboration with colleagues at Linköping university and industrial partners work on developing models for one of the most important processes in Swedish process industry. During this two year post doctoral project, the work will be focused on improving the existing kinetic models through experimental work but including AI components through close collaboration with Linköping university and a parallel projects on data-driven modelling.
Both projects will work closely with the major companies within the Swedish forest industry, Södra and Valmet, that will provide a strong industrial context and complementary data.

Information about the division and the department
At the Forest Products and Chemical Engineering we have a long tradition of multidisciplinary approach to valorization of forest biomass ranging from chemistry and technology of traditional pulping processes to novel routes of separating, fractionating and functionalizing forest biomass components in the spirit of biorefinery and biomaterials development. Extensive collaborations with forest industry, Wallenberg Wood Science Center and strong engagemant in the reasearch and educational program Resource smart processes (where also this project will be incorporated) strengthen the collaborative environemnt and facilitate access to extensive research infrastructure.

Major responsibilities
The main part of your working time will be devoted to experimental work on kraft pulping and development of kinetic models based on that, where you will be responsible for planning, performing and evaluating your experimental work, including communication (orally and in writing) of your results. You will work in close collaboration with the colleagues at Linköping university and industrial partners involved in the program Resource smart processes and are expected to contribute to the collaborative environment in the program.

The successful candidate need to have a PhD exam in Chemical Engineering. Experience of pulping technology and process modelling is mandatory along with very good capability of communicating scientific results in English, both orally and in writing. Courses in pulping technology and modelling are highly meritorious.
To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must hold a doctoral degree awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers).

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg .
Read more about working at Chalmers  and our benefits  for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence . Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20230164 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV:(Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 05-04-2023

For questions, please contact:
Associate Professor Merima Hasani
+46 31-772 29 96

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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